In a prior post, we reviewed the ways you know you set the wrong goals and what to do instead.


Today, we get to talk about the fun stuff!


How are you doing on your goals for the year? Are you on track?  If not, watch this video.


Once you have set your goals, how do you know that you’ve set the right ones? Look for the clues below.


Clue #1:  You are excited.


My friend, Denise Reed, looks at all of her goals and keeps the ones that make her feel vivacious. That’s her power word:  vivacious.

Do your goals make you feel excited? If the word “excited” is not accurate then, read this article and find your word.



Clue #2:  You can visualize the positive impacts.


When you close your eyes, can you seewhat it will be like to achieve your goals? The right goals are set for the right reasons. When you think of them, you clearly understand why you want to succeed in this area.



Clue #3:  You feel supported by others.


One of my favorite things to say to clients is “There’s no ability like accountability.” Yes, sharing your goals with others increases the likelihood that you’ll achieve them. But, equally as important is the feeling of camaraderie, love, and support that a tribe of colleagues and friends can provide.


You don’t have to wait until New Year’s Eve to set goals.  Take the opportunity at any time of year to refresh your mind and renew your focus.


Enjoy the journey to accomplishing your goals. Life is the journey, not the destination, right?


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Dr. Melissa GratiasMelissa Gratias (pronounced “Gracious”) used to think that productivity was a result of working long hours. And, she worked a lot of hours. Then, she learned that productivity is a skill set, not a personality trait. Now, Melissa is a productivity expert who coaches and trains other businesspeople to be more focused, balanced, and effective. She is a prolific writer and speaker who travels the world helping people change how they work and improve how they live. Contact her at or 912-417-2505. Sign up to receive her productivity tips via email.